Sunday, January 11, 2009
Smoked Porter 2008, Alaskan Brewing Company, Juneau Alaska
Our next beer is a perennial favorite of mine - the Smoked Porter by Alaskan Brewing Company. It is widely released for a short time....
It pours opaque with a big caramel colored head.
It smells of big malt - roasty, smoky and slightly sweet.
The taste is big smoky malt. It has a full body and is consistent throughout. It has a nice roasty character that builds as you drink it.
The aftertaste is roasty and smoky giving away to a nice smoky residue before resetting.
It is an interesting and fairly unique beer. If you haven't tried it - it is definitely worth the sample!
From their website, I learned that they smoke a select amount of malts in a commercial food smoker with local alder wood.
It is 6.5%, with 45 IBUs